Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), which already produces JF-17 thunder and Super Mushshak is planning to make the aircraft commercially so that it could be marketed. The commercial aircraft would carry 10 to 30 executive and non-executive passengers. Super Mushshak and JF-17 Thunder as well as advanced avionics and electronic equipment were displayed at Dubai Airshow where Pakistan Air Force is participating in the Air show. One light fighter aircraft has been put on static display while another takes part in the daily airshow.
PAC chief said they’re looking for new markets in the Middle East and Far East.
Commenting on competition in the commercial aircraft segment, Air Marshal Ahmer Shahzad of PAC said: “We’ve produced the Super Mushshak and it’s being sold successfully despite competition. If we make it cost-effective, with sustained logistics and maintenance, it is going to be attractive to international customers.”
Shahzad said work on the commercial plane project is expected to start soon. The aircraft will be produced at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex’s headquarters in Kamra. The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex has already signed deals with Turkey, Qatar, Nigeria and Azerbaijan for aircraft export orders.